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Anti-Abortion Group To Ask Judge To Release New Videos

  

(AP) - An anti-abortion group wants a judge to lift an order preventing it from publicizing videos it secretly recorded with leaders of a Placerville company that provides fetal tissue for research.

Lawyers for the Center for Medical Progress are due in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday to ask that it be allowed to release video it secretly recorded of StemExpress officials in a restaurant earlier this year.

Judge Joanne O'Donnell issued a temporary order blocking the release last month, but indicated in a preliminary ruling last week that she does not think StemExpress will prevail.

StemExpress filed the case when the center released videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing providing aborted fetal organs for research.

StemExpress, which broke ties with Planned Parenthood, claims the videos were made illegally.